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Bananas Foster Martini

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The Banana Fosters Martini is a decadent and luxurious cocktail inspired by the classic dessert. This creamy, sweet concoction combines the rich flavors of vanilla vodka, banana liqueur, caramel syrup, and a splash of half and half. Served in a chilled martini glass, this drink offers a perfect balance of dessert-like sweetness and smooth, sophisticated indulgence.

Tasting Notes

The first sip of the Banana Fosters Martini greets you with the silky smoothness of vanilla vodka, melding beautifully with the luscious banana liqueur. The flavor profile is immediately reminiscent of ripe bananas fostered in a creamy, rich dessert.

The caramel syrup adds a delightful touch of sweetness, perfectly complementing the banana flavor while adding a hint of buttery richness that coats your palate. As you continue to savor this cocktail, the half and half contributes a velvety texture, enhancing the drink’s overall creaminess.

The balance between the creamy base and the sweet, fruity notes creates a harmonious blend that is both indulgent and satisfying. Each sip leaves a lingering taste of banana and caramel, making this martini a truly memorable and enjoyable experience.

Tips & Tricks

Substitute 1 oz of vanilla vodka with dark rum to give the cocktail a deeper, more complex flavor profile reminiscent of the original Bananas Foster dessert.

Swap the half and half for coconut milk to introduce a tropical twist, adding a hint of coconut flavor and making the drink suitable for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sprinkle a small amount of freshly grated nutmeg on top of the finished drink for an aromatic touch that complements the sweetness and richness of the cocktail.

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Bananas Foster Martini

Bananas Foster Martini

Ingredients

  • 2.5 oz vanilla vodka
  • 2.5 oz banana liqueur
  • 1 oz caramel syrup
  • 1 oz half and half

Instructions

  1. In a shaker add all your ingredients, plus ice.
  2. Shake very well to chill and combine.
  3. Strain into chilled martini glass and serve.

Notes

The cinnamon and sugar rim is optional, but to make it you need fine sugar (brown or white) and some ground cinnamon. Mix those two together on a small plate, and wet the rim of the martini glass with a bit of caramel sauce. Run the rim of the glass through the sugar and cinnamon mix, and then pour the drink in the glass.

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